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Old 06-15-2016, 02:15 PM   #1
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Fixed a dent :)

The previous owner ran into a basketball hoop and there was an annoying dent on the front end cap. We finally fixed it. We borrowed a stud welder dent repair kit to pull it out. Pulled too hard on a few and left some holes that I patched up with some JB Weld. Then filled in the rest of the dent with some Body Filler. Finally, primed and painted with Krylon Ivory rattle cans. The Ivory is a little darker/yellow than the rest but looks much better than before. Repainted the emblem orange, too

Excited to have finally started and completed it and wanted to share.

We ordered new orange rail inserts to match the emblem, too.
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Old 06-15-2016, 02:18 PM   #2
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That turned out well nice work.
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Old 06-15-2016, 02:43 PM   #3
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Big improvement there, looks great!

are those end caps galvanized?
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Old 06-15-2016, 04:21 PM   #4
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Looks like a job, well done! Not a chance with a non paint AS!
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Old 06-16-2016, 06:43 AM   #5
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:15 AM   #6
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are those end caps galvanized?

I assumed so since it is an Argosy. But didn't notice anything in particular when I sanded it down. Studs welded to it no problem.
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:46 AM   #7
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Looks great! Which krylon did you use? Spray cans are notorious for having slightly different shades based on batch and product line. I used krylon supermaxx gloss ivory 8958 for my propane tanks and it matched perfectly. May want to try the supermaxx line if you get the wild hair to try and get it a shade closer. Though I think most times it just takes a lot of luck getting a match out of spray cans.
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Wow!
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:47 AM   #9
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Looks like a professional job. Enjoy your trailer more.
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Old 06-17-2016, 07:40 AM   #10
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Looks like a professional job. Enjoy your trailer more.
I think it is more of a good picture than a professional paint job. When you look up close, you can still see where the paint was peeling. I didn't strip it or put enough primer on to rebuild all of those imperfections. So it looks good from afar, which is all I cared about for now.
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Looks great! Which krylon did you use? Spray cans are notorious for having slightly different shades based on batch and product line. I used krylon supermaxx gloss ivory 8958 for my propane tanks and it matched perfectly. May want to try the supermaxx line if you get the wild hair to try and get it a shade closer. Though I think most times it just takes a lot of luck getting a match out of spray cans.
I used Krylon Dual Ivory Paint + Primer. I used an automotive spray primer with "Scratch Filler" but it didn't smooth out the spots where the paint had peeled.

The color is close enough. It matches the door that had been replaced by a previous owner. So it could be a year to year difference with the original paint, fading, or Krylon variation. Regardless it is better than before and close enough for now.
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So you repainted the entire end cap, correct? Looks great.


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Old 09-25-2016, 06:23 PM   #13
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Dan S: Yes. I painted the entire end cap. Sanded it, taped it off, primed, then painted. It's help up so far. Could use a wash but that's it.
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Argosy Repair

Love the Argosy....got a friend that will be new to AS looking at one now...Very Nice Job!!
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